Universal boards three Gallic pics

Ludivine Sagnier to topline 'Turbulences'

PARIS — Universal Pictures Intl. has added three pics to its 2013 theatrical slate in France.

Romantic comedy “Amour et turbulences” toplines Ludivine Sagnier and Nicolas Bedos as a one-time couple who unexpectedly meet on a flight from New York to Paris. Alexandre Castagnetti directs from Vincent Angell’s script. Lensing starts July 16.

UPI will co-produce and distrib the pic with Mathieu Robinet and Julien Ralanto at their recently launched Reverence. Pic is co-produced by Manchester Films and Thelma Films. Kinology handles international sales.

“La Vraie vie des profs,” which is in production, unfolds at a high school in Marseille that is turned upside down after students create a website exposing their teachers’ lives outside the classroom. Lucien Jean-Baptiste and Audrey Fleurot topline.

Pic is helmed by Emmanuel Klotz and Albert Pereira-Lazaro (“Round Da Way”) and produced by 2.4.7. Films, the shingle behind “Persepolis” and “Delicacy.”

“A Coup Sur,” helmed by Delphine de Vigan, turns on a young career woman who is told by an ex-boyfriend that she is terrible in bed and makes it her mission to become the best lover in Paris.

Pic, starring Laurence Arne, Eric Elmosnino (“Gainsbourg”) and Valerie Bonneton (“Little White Lies”), is produced by Epithete Films. Pic is skedded to start shooting this fall.

Alexander Jooss, senior VP of legal and business affairs for UPI, negotiated the deals.

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